Lampasas County is named for the Lampasas River which in Spanish is the word for “lilies”.
Created: February 1, 1856
Lampasas 1856 – present
County Courthouse – Lampasas
Location: 410 East 4th Street / South Liveoak Street
Built: 1882 – 1883
Style: Second Empire
Architect: Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco
Contractor: Kane Brothers Construction Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story cream colored course limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on Courthouse Square in the center of the city.The east front has a center protruding section with arched doorway and two narrow vertical windows on the second story. The windows on the main building are arched with a higher window in the center of three windows. The building has a red colored roof with a red colored central tower. The building was restored in 2003. The architect was Komatsu Architecture, Inc.of Fort Worth and the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1856 and burned in 1871. The second courthouse was built in 1873. The third and present courthouse was built in 1884 at a cost of $39,949. Floods in 1936 and 1957 damaged the building. The courthouse is the third oldest courthouse in Texas which is still in use. The oldest courthouse is located in Cass County (1861) and the second oldest is located in Kendall County (1871).
E – Coryell County
S – Burnet County
W – San Saba County
Photos taken 2006 and 2017